Last week, National Referral Hospital (NRH) Surgical Ward was pleased to receive a box of brand new Ostomy night bags and rubber rings, which are useful for patients with colostomy or stoma on their abdomen.
These patients cannot discharge faeces or body waste in the normal way. They instead do this through an opening on their abdomen or belly side, an outcome of a surgical procedure. The bags and rubber rings are attached to their abdomen for the purposes of collecting the faeces.
Coordinator of Mai-Maasina Green Belt (MMGB) Dr Edgar Pollard who delivered the items acknowledged the donor and expressed pleasure on behalf of the MMGB to have facilitated the hand over.
“The items are donated by Pastor Michael Strainbrook of Upper Ross Baptist Church in North Queensland, Australia and it is indeed a pleasure for the Mai Maasina Green Belt to have facilitated the hand-over of these donated items”, stated Dr Pollard.
Dr Rooney Jagily Head of the Surgical Ward at NRH in receiving the items thanked Pastor Michael Strainbrook for the donation and Mai-Maasina Green Belt for facilitating the hand over.
“On behalf of the NRH Chief Executive Officer I would like to thank Pastor Michael of Upper Ross Baptist Church for this very important donation and Dr Edgar Pollard of Mai-Maasina Green Belt for facilitating the donation which our ward receives with deep appreciation”,
“These items are very useful especially for our ward which looks after patients with colostomy. It is a high use item because patients need at least a bag a day and also often we do run short sometimes unfortunately. The patients who will use them will surely very much appreciate this donation. Thank you so much for the recognizing the need and for choosing us as your recipients for the donation”.